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WilliamScrewdriver

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  • Lost and Found: The Taken Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (247)

    Not so long ago Marcus Walker was just another young commodities trader in Chicago, working hard and playing harder. But that's all in the past, part of a life half forgotten-a reality that vanished when he was attacked while camping and tossed aboard a starship bound for deep space. Desperately, Walker searches for explanations, only to realize he's trapped in a horrifying nightmare that is all too real. Instead of being a rich hotshot at the top of the food chain, Walker discovers he's just another amusing novelty, part of a cargo of “cute” aliens from primitive planets....

    Ken says: "Alien abduction with a twist"
    "Not a dog story... but a shaggy dog story!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a fun and surprising story. It took a while to realize what was really going on in the story and each new chapter threw in a new twist. I kept expecting the story to end in with him waking up from a bad dream. But the characters and actions keep getting stranger and more entertaining as the story went along.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked the wonderful mixture of characters. They had special personalities that were well presented so they almost seemed possible.


    What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love to make strange noises that mimic animals, birds, and a few cartoon like characters. Wyman makes the strange aliens real with alien voices that give you more personality then I am capable of if I just read the words, even with my imagination.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh of coarse, and surprise and wonder what is going to happen next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Attachments: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rainbow Rowell
    • Narrated By Laura Hamilton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (784)
    Performance
    (696)
    Story
    (698)

    Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder, coworkers at The Courier, know the newspaper monitors their office e-mail. But they still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers, and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can’t seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period. Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill still can’t believe that it’s his job to monitor other people’s e-mail.

    Julie says: "Just what I'd hoped for"
    "It's like...you know...chewing gum.."
    Overall
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    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I probably got this book as a 'recommended' in one of the Audible emails. It is not particularly of interest to me and the story just occupies my time while driving. It starts innocently enough but, reflecting SOME peoples vocabulary and morals, degenerates as the story goes along.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Rainbow Rowell? Why or why not?

    There is no reason for me to try another. I like a good story that is funny but it needs to have some redeeming quality. I didn't find it here.


    Which character – as performed by Laura Hamilton – was your favorite?

    Eve at least asks some good questions to help stimulate Lincoln to think about his life.


    What character would you cut from Attachments?

    Lincoln's mother typifies the 'old people' who young people (the author?) think are so out of touch that they are not needed in the life of a family.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3915)
    Performance
    (3486)
    Story
    (3505)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Bill O'Reilly should NOT read his own book!"
    Overall
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    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I do not know much about the specific battles and events leading up to the assassination of Lincoln. This is an interesting presentation of history.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    I would read reviews before spending money on another Bill O'Reilly book. He says that the book is written in a entertaining style. I would not give it that much entertainment value.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    The performance was dry. Bill described the men on horseback as


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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